Question: WHAT DOES THE WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW AND FALL 2012 RTW HAVE IN COMMON?
Answer: COLOR BLOCKING.
Wondering where designers get ideas for Fall 2012? The neutral color blocking going on in New York’s Fashion Week and continuing in the European shows, have a lot of similarities to the Westminster Dog Show. Martha Stewart’s dog won the First Prize (see ribbon). We are seeing lots more faux and real fur, textural knitted accessories and lots of fringe in the colors of these naturally beautiful pedigreed dogs.
Barbara Arlen is a color and product consultant living in light-filled Santa Fe, NM and works globally.